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This morning I have decided to write a brief post which is a postlude to what took place last night. We returned home from dinner and found our front door was slightly opened. Our immediate and natural reaction on our faces were “… oh shit!…” and the rest can only be described with a little heartbeat and suspense as the moments go by. Immediately, by the front door, I had my combat mindset put on and started to scan around and throughout front patio, and side yards as I told myself “… oh shit, I hope this does not go bad! I hope my son is okay inside !” My first words were: “Code Red” and “Plan A” as we have coordinated a “plan” when in emergency based on our Codes category. This was a serious “Code Red”, meaning scary stuff ahead of us. Our Plan A involves getting into our safety vaults for emergency protections, quick easy accessible to our safety weapons, including ear protections. Once weapons of our choice were in our hands, we made sure they are fully loaded and ready for this life threatening situation, have extra magazines if necessary in easy access, such as your pants pockets. With combat mindset, I told myself I want to live. Whatever happens ahead for the next moments will be. I know that this is a scary thing to experience, clearing my own house. We had to clear the house, so in our Plan A, we had already instilled who goes to clear which room(s) in our house. The Teamworking in this type of event requires such essence in communication and action follow through. We are grateful for many years of safety training so that these type of emergency or life-threatening situation can become a learning habit. Self awareness training is essential for any aspects in our daily lives, simply because it enhances to the new level of awareness. It is a self preparedness in how you can guide your own experiences through your senses, thoughts, feelings, and intuition. It is a powerful connection that perhaps can save your life.
“You are half as good in real situation as you are on the range training”
They say ‘you are half as good as you are on the range training’ when you are in real emergency life-threatening situation. This is very true. Therefore, all the skills we have learned for many years have to be implemented in most successfully. Even the most skilled will encountered some type of adrenaline during this situation. I am talking about civilians as myself who have had the training for many years, and perhaps not those who are active duty military personnel or law enforcement who perform this as part of daily duties. That is why we train. We train simply because we want to take responsibility of ourselves, to improve our self awareness and become better person in life. Regardless which ‘shall state’ you live, whether you can carry conceal or not, the most important thing is to be able to know what to do to save your life and your loved ones from any type of threatening situations. This is why I train, either with or without firearms.
So what is my “Plan A”? Plans may differ in anyone, as depending on the levels of threats in a given circumstances or situations. Plans may also differ if you were to perform by yourself or as a team. Whatever the situation, you must always remember that the primary goal to any plans is simply to surviving the threats. Here are some of my personal tips in setting my “Plan A”:
- Safety is a state of mind, so always be consciously alert of your surrounding at all times
- Set a Plan – and a backup Plan, of any threatening situation
- Awareness, awareness, awareness … of your surrounding, and any immediate threats
- Personal safety is what we do before we find ourselves in potentially dangerous or violent situation
- Self defense is what we do if our personal safety and preventative steps fail, where the “fight is on”
- If situation becomes imminent, be ready mentally to fight using your ‘combat mindset’
I will cover more in details in techniques and tools of safety awareness and self preparedness in next posts. This post is merely concerning the reasons why I train.
Thank you for visiting here and hope some of my personal experiences shared here were helpful! See you again next time on my next adventures …